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Pentwater's Christmas in the Village Festivities

Weekends in December, 2023

If you’re in the mood for an old-fashioned Christmas, Pentwater is where you want to be. Their Christmas in the Village takes place on weekends from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Pentwater’s shops, art galleries and restaurants will be decked out for the holiday season and puts you in a festive mood. Refreshments and in-store specials make shopping locally that much nicer. Christmas is for families so enjoy your holidays in the charming village of Pentwater.

Here's the List of Events Typically Held in Conjunction with Christmas in the Village:

  • Christmas Market on the Village Green. Shop for fresh cut Christmas trees, garland, wreaths, porch pots, swags, and more.
  • Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival downtown. Santa is escorted into town by the Pentwater Fire Department and will be on the Village Green to greet you! 
  • Small Business Saturday – downtown. Support local businesses by shopping and dining local. Hours may vary by merchant.
  • Caroling on the Green. With hot cocoa and cookies. Village Green.
  • Wear an Ugly Sweater for a discount or surprise at various merchants.
  • Local Merchants downtown. Purchase bags at Jilly’s. Benefits the Pentwater Student Council.
  • COVE Afternoon Tea Benefit at the Oceana County Council on Aging- 4250 W. Tyler Rd., Hart.  Cost is $15 per person. Space is very limited, call (231) 843-2541 to make reservations.
  • Horse & Wagon Rides downtown.

2022 Participating Businesses Included:

  • Antler Bar
  • Birch Michigan
  • C & C’s Bake Shop
  • Channel Lane Inn
  • Coldwell Banker- Anchor Real Estate
  • Cosmic Candy
  • Craze
  • Elise’s Women’s Apparel
  • Goodstuffs
  • Green Isaac’s
  • Honeybee
  • House of Flavors
  • Jilly’s
  • Linabella
  • Oldwick Post
  • Painted Frog Studio
  • Pentwater Candle Company
  • Port View
  • Provisions
  • Scott Christopher Homes
  • Serenity Shore
  • Shelby State Bank
  • Sew Let’s Be Quilty
  • Snug Harbor Marina
  • Storybook Village
  • Studio 161
  • Sun & Beach
  • The Mason Jar
  • The Village Cafe & Pub
  • West Shore Realty

Stay tuned for updated information on Christmas in the Village 2023!

Experience Pentwater

This small village creates memories for you and your family that won’t soon be forgotten. 

Read the stories below or go to the Pentwater destination page.

For more information on the Pentwater’s Christmas in the Village, please contact:

Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

(231) 869-4150

324 S. Hancock St., Pentwater, MI,  49449

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